14 episodes

The mission of the Sentenced to Life podcast is to illustrate how trauma plays a role in the development of PTSD and the many ailments trauma survivors suffer from, including self-injury, drug addiction, eating disorders, which can ultimately lead to suicide, and that are taking place in large numbers around the globe. As a society we are scrambling to figure out what fuels these behaviors and through this podcast, Aliamo and LaHood, will shed light on these misunderstood issues and create a dialog in order to help change the way we conceptualize and treat trauma. The Sentenced to Life podcast is created with the intent to allow trauma survivors to feel less alone in their lived human experiences and to educate those who care for them.

Sentenced To Life New Media Productions

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.8, 31 Ratings

The mission of the Sentenced to Life podcast is to illustrate how trauma plays a role in the development of PTSD and the many ailments trauma survivors suffer from, including self-injury, drug addiction, eating disorders, which can ultimately lead to suicide, and that are taking place in large numbers around the globe. As a society we are scrambling to figure out what fuels these behaviors and through this podcast, Aliamo and LaHood, will shed light on these misunderstood issues and create a dialog in order to help change the way we conceptualize and treat trauma. The Sentenced to Life podcast is created with the intent to allow trauma survivors to feel less alone in their lived human experiences and to educate those who care for them.

    Episode 35: Just Dance!

    Episode 35: Just Dance!

    Join Kendall Alaimo as she interviews Dr. Cathy Malchiodi, an internationally recognized expert in art therapy. They chat about art as a modality for trauma informed practice, Dr. Malchiodi’s own path using self applied art therapy in her own healing, how expressive movement allows trauma survivors to act out trauma narrative and release held tension … Continue reading Episode 35: Just Dance! →

    • 52 min
    Episode 34: My Name is Kendall

    Episode 34: My Name is Kendall

    Title: My Name is Kendall This episode requires a trigger warning. Trauma Activist Kendall Alaimo goes solo in this episode and checks in with Sarah in Heaven (or somewhere in the universe). Kendall asks Sarah if she can see her like the character Susie in the book The Lovely Bones. Kendall talks about using her … Continue reading Episode 34: My Name is Kendall →

    • 32 min
    Episode 33: Childhood Fractured

    Episode 33: Childhood Fractured

    Episode 33: Childhood Fractured             Join Host Kendall Alaimo as she interviews Allen Vandever a fellow survivor, artist and the founder of Childhood Fractured, a coffee shop here in Chicago that offers a free cup of coffee in exchange for a conversation about child sexual abuse prevention. We chat about Allen’s art, live trauma painting performances … Continue reading Episode 33: Childhood Fractured →

    • 49 min
    Episode 32: Radio Man

    Episode 32: Radio Man

    Episode 32: Radio Man        Join host Kendall Alaimo as she interviews the man behind our podcast known as “radio man” and sometimes “head cheese.” They discuss how producer and sound editor Steve Robinson got involved with this podcast production. Tune in as Kendall interviews this radio veteran about his 52 year radio … Continue reading Episode 32: Radio Man →

    • 35 min
    Episode 31: Eggcellent Episode

    Episode 31: Eggcellent Episode

    Episode 31: Eggcellent Episode Kendall Alaimo interviews egg freezing expert Valerie Landis who believes in sentencing eggs to life! Tune into this eggcellent episode where they talk about the process of harvesting eggs, fertility and mental health, dating in your 30’s and parenting strategies for trauma survivors. This podcast is only possible with the support … Continue reading Episode 31: Eggcellent Episode →

    • 44 min
    Episode 29: Mile High Mental Health

    Episode 29: Mile High Mental Health

    On Sentenced to Life we often say, “Life is a Trip!” Kendall got on board United flight 1900 only to sit down next to a fellow psychology lover, ketamine super fan and her new friend Elizabeth in seat 26B. Tune in as they chat about how to change your brain, how ketamine allows you to experience a … Continue reading Episode 29: Mile High Mental Health →

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Red mosquito5 ,

I can’t stop listening!

I love this podcast and appreciate the authentic conversations around trauma and child sexual abuse. I hope Ashton Kutcher catches on soon, along with the rest of the world! This is a necessary conversation. I hope Kendall finds a way to go to school and continue her journey helping others through ongoing education. And to both Jason and Kendall, thanks for who you are all that you are doing!

Cosmo494 ,

One of the Best Podcasts I’ve Ever Heard

In two words: amazing stuff. These two childhood sexual abuse (CSA) survivors and CSA activists - one an artist and clinical educator; the other a practicing clinical psychologist and peer-review published suicide researcher - discuss an array of related mental health subjects including their own personal experiences with extensive CSA, their ensuing battles with depression, PTSD, and suicidal ideation, as well as their journeys with Ketamine Treatment that provided both of them with a new lease on life. Guests with related experience and/or expertise are also interviewed. Delivered with candor, vulnerability, and humor, (and at times a wonderful sense of playfulness), these two deeply caring and compassionate souls paint powerful portraits of survivorship while bringing listeners into the fold on a number of difficult topics that few have both the courage and expertise to discuss in conversational depth. If you are a person who struggles with one of more of these mental health issues or care about someone who does, this podcast is probably for you. Mental health care practitioners who are looking to better understand the complex interplay between CSA and PTSD may also benefit. But this is in my view not merely a mental health podcast: It's two people speaking their truth - something we hear all too rarely in this cynical world full of pretense and artifice. (To try to help ensure that these two can continue to speak theirs, I just donated $50. It's my first time donating to a podcast. I encourage you to give something if you can afford it.)

derailed brain ,

Authentic

I listen to this podcast almost every week. It is fabulous and very authentic. Many episodes have touched me especially Episode 15. It really spoke to me but all the episodes I’ve heard are great.

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